Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Two SCS Card Swaps & Card Order

Here are projects I've worked on the last few days. The first two cards are for two different Sympathy card swaps. The cardbase on this first one is Always Artichoke and then a layer of Confetti Cream. I used a Nestability die cut for the Perfect Plum layer and Confetti Cream. I used 2 different purple markers for the flowers and a dark green for the leaves. I found the ribbon at The Paper Garden and it has 2 shades of purple in it and small olive green. It matches so perfectly. I also used two different oval punches for the saying and finished that off with 2 tiny pearl stickers. This card I went simple and clean. The colors are 2 shades of lavender and a soft turquoise. I stamped the image using small lime green and lavendar ink pads. I've discovered that Q-tips are a handy item to have on my craft table. They help to remove ink from spots where I don't want the ink. :) The card was finished off with 3 lavender gem stickers.
The next 5 cards are thank you cards that I made for Kazumi Akamine who owns Yui Marlu Japanese restaurant. This is the Japanese restaurant where I go every week, it was called "Sushi Masa". Masa-san sold the restaurant to Kazumi-san last year in October. I have made cards for her before and for one of her nieces who sometimes works in the restaurant. Last week Kazumi-san asked if I would make her 5 thank you cards. She wanted floral and an Asian design. I took them to her today. She said she liked them...we didn't really have a chance to talk because for a nice change, it was busy.
On this card I used some decorator paper. It is double sided so I used both sides.
The next 3 cards I used some origami paper as a layer. I really like this blue combination. It is the same stamp as the previous one.

The butterfly has a tiny pearl sticker in the middle.
I love this one. It is hard to see in the picture. The cardbase is some Japanese cardstock in a wheat color that I've had for some time. The company I got this from was based in Hawaii; unfortunately they are no longer in business. Then I used a dark purple layer and the image is stamped on ivory rather than white. I colored the flower purple. Then the ribbon is a dark (Hunter) green. I stamped the thank you inside the card since I thought if I put it on the outside, it would take away from the design.
I'm quite pleased with the way these all turned out. All of the stamps used are the Stampin Up Asian sets that I have. And I used Copics to color.


jalna said...

Great job!! I love the origami paper background.

Betty Townsend said...

Thank you!!! Now that I've got my craft closet cleaned out and organized...I am "discovering" all kinds of neat stuff. Have completely forgot about all the origami paper I have. I think they all worked out well. :)

Paula said...

I love your blog!

Have a nice time!

Anonymous said...

Wow Betty ... SO beautiful! Thank you for sharing your blog link with me!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

These are all so beautiful! Wow...what special cards to send to would be hard to decide which ones to "let go of"!

Blessings & Aloha!

Jen said...

Hey Betty,

Your cards turned out so pretty and elegant! I bet she loved them all, huh??


Betty Townsend said...

Hey, Jen...thanks for visiting my blog. Yeah, Kazumi loved her cards. I've got other cards to post and need to update my other blog, I'm being lazy in blogging. LOL!!